It’s tempting to applaud Wednesday’s agreement among the Baltimore Police Department, civil liberties advocates and a man whose cellphone was seized by police after he taped officers arresting his friend at the 2010 Preakness Stakes.Read More »
With all the other problems facing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, carping about the way its board went about firing the primary contractor over the weekend would be petty indeed. Instead, consider a tribute to the board’s ingenuity and a 10-point primer for any public entity that needs to (arguably) comply with the Open Meetings Act without actually meeting in the open.Read More »
In the space of a single month, more than 500 jobs left Southeast Baltimore and Baltimore County. Are the city and county paying attention? Are they talking to each other?Read More »
Despite sitting for three sessions last year, the General Assembly failed to pass breed-neutral legislation on liability for dog attacks. This week, it has returned to that particular fray with hearings in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.Read More »
The Maryland Court of Appeals broke new ground with its decision that the state Constitution includes a due-process right to counsel when bail is set. But it made no friends in the highest echelons of the other two branches of state government.Read More »
The announcement right before the holidays that Worthington Industries is closing its steel-processing plant in Essex is a reminder of the long, grinding attrition of Maryland’s traditional strengths in manufacturing and heavy industry.Read More »
Maryland’s campaign finance laws are something of a rabbit warren, a maze of tunnels leading to different destinations depending on the election cycle, the “campaign finance entity” on the receiving end and the donor’s total contributions to all such entities, separately defined.
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